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Elizabeth Carter: Essayist, Translator, Poet

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Carter, whose mentor appears to be her work colleague Samuel Johnson, whom she always defended from criticism. However, due to the lack of evidence for building a ... More


Elizabeth Carter's London Career

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Carter and the years she spent in London working for the Gentleman's Magazine. Carter soon became a close and influential friend of Robinson, and together they ... More


Poetry, Pudding, and Epictetus: The Consistency of Elizabeth Carter

Carolyn D. Williams

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on Elizabeth Carter (1717–1806) — poet, scholar, translator, essayist, and letter writer — a doyenne of the bluestockings. She had other skills, besides. Hearing a lady praised ... More


Living Muse 1780–1785

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Hannah More's transition from playwright to Evangelical activist. She was now part of the bluestocking circle, a friend of Elizabeth Montagu and Elizabeth Carter, and was ... More


Classical Training for the Woman Writer

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although relatively few Victorian women studied Latin and Greek, earlier female classicists such as Elizabeth Carter acted as models for aspiring scholars. The support of fathers, brothers or mentors ... More


Women and Latin in Early Modern England

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 17th century England, women's Latin learning acquired a new utility since gentry-level women might find themselves impoverished by the Civil War. Some found that Latin gave them access to paid ... More


Scientific Seduction

Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Beginning with Bacon, natural philosophy texts frequently present scientific practice as an erotic quest, establishing a correspondence between sexual seduction and natural philosophical inquiry. ... More


Confined and Exposed: Elizabeth Carter’s Classical Translations

Jennifer Wallace

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Elizabeth Carter enjoyed a considerable reputation as the foremost female classical scholar of the eighteenth century. And yet she spent much of her time, both in her written work and in her ... More


The Lady’s Poetical Magazine and the Fashioning of Women’s Literary Space

Octavia Cox

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers a detailed account of the place of women poets in the Lady’s Poetical Magazine (1781–2), a periodical that ran to four volumes under the editorship of the entrepreneurial James ... More


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